Ahmed Es-Saidi – the Babouche Maker

Ahmed is a Berber from the mountains around Marakech. He was born in 1960 and makes babouche -leather slippers- since he was little. He learnt this craft from his brother.

The sheep leather he uses to makes his fine leather slippers he directly buys from tanneries in Marakech. His family (his wife, two sons and one daughter) live in the mountains and whenever he can, he packs his things and visits them up there in the fresh mountain air.